Take the test! If you answer yes to any of these questions, you should certainly consider buying a new bed:
- Is your bed more than ten years old?
- Can you feel springs or ridges in the mattress?
- Do you or your partner disturb each other when changing sleep positions?
- Does your mattress dip or sag where you or your partner lies?
- Do you and your partner end up rolling towards each other during the night?
- Do you often wake up tired even after a good seven or eight hours sleep?
- Do you need more space to sleep easily?
- Do you often get a better night’s sleep away from home?
- Does your mattress feel lumpy?
- Does it make noises when you move during the night?
- Does it look used or worn?
- Are the base, legs or castors lumpy, worn or wobbly?
- And finally – would it be embarrassing if anyone saw it without its covers!
Things to consider when choosing your new bed
It’s essential you get a chance to try out your new bed before you commit to buying it – you’ll be spending a lot of time in it so you need to make sure it’s absolutely right for you! Here are a few tips to ensure you make the right choice:
- Always lie down in your normal sleeping position.
- Buy it for comfort and support – not firmness alone.
- Think big – larger beds can be more comfortable.
- A bed is a base and a mattress – don’t think of them in isolation.
- You get what you pay for so try to spend as much as you can afford.